3 Signs You Need a New AC Unit

Hygrometer Indicating High Humidity

Your air conditioning is crucial for comfort in your daily life, especially here in Michigan where the weather can go from cold to hot sometimes in a matter of hours. A well maintained AC unit, (yearly inspections and monthly filter changes) will last 10-15 years. Of course the length of time depends on where you live, here in Rochester Michigan we suggest that a unit can last up to 15 years with regular maintenance and care.

How do I know if I need repairs for my unit or if I need a replacement?


How old is your air conditioner? The most common reason for a new unit is age. The older your unit gets the less efficient it is and it will continue to loose energy efficiency over time.

Pay attention to how often it needs repairs. Once a year isn’t quite indicative of the need for a new unit yet, but it certainly means you could be getting close to the time to replace it. Getting a new unit can actually save you money in the long run in energy costs and on repairs.

Replacing an old unit can also have unseen benefits, including improved air quality and reduced carbon emissions.

Temperature Inconsistencies

Another thing to look out for is how stable your unit can keep them temperatures in your home. This isn’t always directly related to needing a new AC unit, but combine this with the age of your unit and you could be looking for a new one soon.

Temperature inconsistencies also can be the result of leaky ductwork or poor insulation. So contact someone in our office today and we can have one of our service technicians diagnose the problem for you.


When a unit gets older it preforms less and less efficiently. If the evaporator One thing to pay attention to is the humidity level in your home.

We proudly serve Rochester, Rochester Hills, Troy, Utica and all the surrounding communities. Check our service area page for more information or call our office if you are unsure if you are covered by us.

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